Thursday, October 31, 2013

No Facebook November

So, does anyone remember the game Whac-a-Mole?  You know, the one where for every mole you whack into the ground, two or more pop back up?  Well, I feel like my life is just one big Whac-a-Mole game right now.

Confused?  Let me explain...I feel like for every area of my life I get control over, multiple other areas start to suffer.  So I'm constantly trying to whack all of those little moles on the head, but they just keep popping back out!  And it's frustrating and exhausting!  Lately, I've really gotten a hold on housework.  I've been keeping the house pretty clean, laundry done (and put away!), and I've started organizing problem areas.  This accomplishment makes me feel less stressed and really successful as a homemaker.  However, since I've been putting so much effort into the house, I've skipped the gym for about two weeks now.  My goal is to go 3 times a week...and I was doing that for a while and I was losing weight and felt so great and my confidence was really high, but my house was a disaster area and would really stress me out!  And then there's spending time with the boys.  When I go to the gym and try to keep the house clean, I'm too tired to play with them for any substantial length of time, which depresses me.  They're number one in my life, and I feel like I'm doing them an injustice by not spending as much quality time with them as I should.  And of course I want to spend as much time with the husband as I can (he ranks pretty high on the priority list, too :} ).  I'd also really like to do some of my hobbies like scrapbooking or sewing or reading, but I never seem to have time for that.  I guess I'm just struggling to find balance in my life right now.  Sheesh.  I've been married for three and a half years and have been a mom for over'd think I'd have things somewhat figured out by now!  

So, I say all of that to say that for the month of November I'm going to take a break from Facebook.  I've been trying to think of ways to simplify my life and I think staying off of Facebook will help.  It takes up more time than I mean for it to.  It's not that I'm not interested in my friends' and families' lives; I love that Facebook allows me to stay connected to people I'm far away from!  But I just want to take a step back and just focus on my life right now.  And I'll still have my phone if you'd like to send a text or give me a call  :}  So, so long for now.  I hope everyone has a fun Halloween and a wonderful, relaxing, indulgent Thanksgiving holiday!  See you in December!  


  1. I love this idea!! I can almost never keep my house clean and I know that it is only going to get worse. I do think the one thing that has totally helped with keeping my house looking clean in my roomba robot vacuum. Seriously the best gift Matt has ever given me!!!! I have it set to go off every night at the same time in living room/ kitchen. I never thought that I'd love it so much!!! All I have to do is pick up the toys and it does the rest. I even use it in the rest of the house during the day, just put it down, turn it out, and walk away. It seriously frees up so much time!!!! You might want to ask everyone you know to chip in for Christmas.

    1. I will setiously think about getting one! I have to vacuum every single day because of the crumbs these boys leave behind! I have no idea how they create so many crumbs lol!